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Learn about  Waste Disposal and Reclamations at Northern Waste Disposal Ltd.

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Concerned about overflowing landfills, the government of Alberta several years ago developed a waste disposal strategy called “Too Good to Waste: Making Conservation a Priority.” This report started off by stating at that least 80% of wastes sent to municipal landfills at the time were materials that could have been recovered.


Determined to improve waste management so that the amount of materials sent to landfills could be reduced from 806 to 500 kg/capita, the provincial government developed a “road map for waste reduction and management.” This “road map” outlined the significant progress Alberta saw between the years 1972 and 2004 in terms of improved waste management and called for many more improvements, as well.

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Facts about Alberta’s Waste Management

This document stated several interesting facts:

  • Alberta is Canada’s largest per-capita disposer to municipal solid waste.

  • Contaminated soil is Alberta’s single largest waste stream.

  • Agriculture produces the greatest volume of residual material in Alberta. Most are recovered.

  • Incentives and performance measurement

  • Hazardous waste generation in Alberta is increasing.

  • Shared responsibility between various municipalities and facilities

As you can see, this is not a complete list of our offerings, so if you require equipment that is not on the list, please contact us – we might have it in the shop waiting for you to rent it.

Remediation & Reclamation in Central Northern Alberta

The new plan called for widespread participation from government, municipalities, the agricultural sector and other entities to find better ways to recover more materials and to properly dispose of hazardous wastes. For more information on Alberta’s waste management efforts and their results, visit Alberta Environment. Alternatively, contact Northern Waste Disposal Ltd. in Red Earth Creek to find out how we provide safe and effective waste treatment throughout Northern Alberta.  

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